New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Saturday launched a Booklet and its e-version on one year achievements of the Ministry of Department of Development of North Eastern Region.
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said, “After emerging as a successful model for development in the last six years, North Eastern region has also become a role model in Corona management and again by reverting back to normal working conditions, it has presented a model for the entire country to emulate the same.”
He said “This has become possible due to priority and patronage, the North Eastern Region received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government in the last six years.”
Dr Jitendra Singh took to twitter and said, “Released Book and its e-version on #Northeast 2019-20 achievements, based on one year of Ministry of DoNER. Described Northeast as successful model for development in last 6 years, also now model in #Corona management and thereafter in reverting back to normal working conditions.”
Congratulating the team MDoNER for achieving 100% expenditure during 2019-20, Dr. Singh said that there has been a significant development in terms of Road, Rail and Air connectivity, helping facilitate the movement of goods and persons not only across the region but also across the country.
“So far, the region has received more than 400 tonnes of Air Cargo supply, apart from parcel facilities” he said.
Talking about post COVID era, he added, “Bamboo will get a special impetus in post COVID era and the region will witness young entrepreneurs making a mark in different fields.”
The Union Minister stated that last one year has seen significant development in Infrastructure, Energy and other Sectors in the North Eastern Region. Under Govt. Policy of earmarking at least 10% of GBS for development of NER, Rs. 53,374 Cr were provided to NE States at RE stage by 55 non-exempt departments. Railways allocated of Rs.4745 Cr in addition to GBS. The allocation under 10% GBS has been rising sharply reflecting the focus of the Prime Minister on North East.
Dr Singh said that the expenditure of Ministry during the last one year at Rs 2803 Cr has been highest over any one-year period. The expenditure of the Ministry in FY 2019-20 has been Rs 2670 Cr, 100% of the RE allocation has also been the highest for any financial year.
He also appreciated the efforts of the Ministry for helping North Eastern States in developing Infrastructure for fighting COVID-19 and playing a coordinating role between NE States and various Central Ministries and Department, in various issues which required interventions by Central Ministries and Departments.